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Construction : Transport Update | September 2015 | Source : CW-India

Eastern freight corridor section to be operational this fiscal

Expediting the flagship freight corridor project, railways will make operational a 56 km stretch between Durgauti and Sasaram in Bihar by March next year, while whole of the dedicated track will be made functional in phases from 2017-18. Aiming at swift transportation of goods, railways is constructing a 3,360-km-long track comprising both Eastern and Western corridors for exclusive movement of freight trains at an estimated cost of about Rs 82,000 crore. While the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) covers 1,856 km, Western DFC involves the construction of a 1,504-km-long track.
 
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